- Congress VP Rahul Gandhi is all set to take the charge of the party
- He files nomination papers today and set to be elected unopposed
- Sonia Gandhi was the longest serving Chief of the party since 1998
Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi is all set to take the charge of the post of President of the oldest political party of the country, Indian National Congress(INC). For this, he filed the papers for nomination to it is expected that he may be the President unopposed.
Election to be held at party office
The Congress is going to receive a new party President very soon and for this, the Vice President of the party has filed the nomination papers to take the charge of the post.
The new Congress president will take over from Sonia Gandhi who has been the party’s longest-serving chief. She was appointed the President in 1998 after the death of Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
As per the information received, the election will be held at the party office where all the veteran leaders of Congress and others will be a part of.
Since late last evening, several Congress state leaders have been arriving in the national capital to participate in the election to the office of party president.
It is expected that over 70 sets of nominations will be filed. The nomination process will conclude at 3 pm, following which an announcement is likely to be made on the new party chief.
If another candidate files his or her nomination, then the party’s returning officer will announce a date for the election.
Before the nomination process, hundreds of party workers have gathered outside the party headquarters-24, Akbar Road.
The gathering there chanted the slogans in support of Rahul Gandhi. The demand for Rahul’s elevation as party chief has been doing the rounds since before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, but Rahul has appeared to have reluctant to step up to the post.
His mother Sonia, would often respond that the decision to become party president was left with him.